The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 16th January 2022
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY
‘God makes known his glory in lives renewed by Christ’
Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane Don and Irene Marsden.
If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please let Sarah or Sue (or another member of the Benefice team) know.
The post of Vicar for our Benefice has now been advertised and interviews will take place towards the end of February.
Here is a prayer you may like to pray during this period:
that the one whom we receive
may be a wise and gentle shepherd of your people:
ready to serve us with joy,
to build us up in faith,
and to lead us by example
in loving obedience to your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
NEXT Sunday 23rd January - The 3rd Sunday of Epiphany
9.15am Parish Communion at St Peter's
10.30am NO Parish Communion at St Decuman's
11.00am Joint Service at The Pavilion, Williton
Led by Churches Together in Watchet & Williton (CTiWW)
More details next week
Updated Coronavirus Advice
We continue to be careful in church, wearing face masks (as required by law), using hand sanitiser, maintaining social distancing and increasing ventilation.
Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15am Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.30am Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
Isaiah 62: 1-5
Psalm 36: 5-10
1 Corinthians 12: 1-11
John 2: 1-11
Both churches will usually be open every day between 9.00am and 3.30/4.00pm (approximately).
All are welcome to spend some quiet time in the peace of our beautiful buildings.
Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 17th January 9.45am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
7.30pm Benefice Team meeting at Holy Cross
Tuesday 18th January 9.30am Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton
10.00am Morning Prayer at St Peter's
Wednesday 12th January 10.00am Little Saints at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet
Saturday 22nd January 10.00am Flute Choir rehearsal at Holy Cross
Prayers for the Benefice
Each week we will be joining our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street. This week it is
Gladstone Terrace in Watchet &
Larviscombe Close in Williton
Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.
The ‘Epiphany season’ began on 6 January with the celebration of the Wise Men’s visit to Bethlehem where Christ was revealed to them as the King of all nations. During the following four weeks of the season the Sunday readings remind us of the different ways Christ’s glory was revealed to other people of his time.
Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - A prayer focus for every day of the month. Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery
Quantock Villages Benefice
16th The people and parishes of Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey, Spaxton with Charlynch; New Toddler Groups.
17th Eleanor King (Rector), Kate Sax (Associate Priest), Nicki Bradford (Curate)
18th Jeanette Bole, Viv Chesterton, Maggie Harrison, Alison Hoare, Sarah Upfield (Readers)
19th Peter Attwood, Malcolm Bole, Peter Williams (Retired clergy)
20th The staff and students of Enmore C of E Primary School, Nether Stowey C of E Primary School, Spaxton C of E Primary School
Watchet & Williton Benefice
21st The people and parishes of Watchet and Williton; Little Saints parent & toddler groups & Camp Fire Church in Watchet and Williton
22nd Vacancy; Jane Sperring (Methodist), Mike Sherburn (Baptist), Sam Searle (Salvation Army), Vincent Woods (Roman Catholic)
God our Father,
You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus
and called us to be his Body in this place.
Send us your Holy Spirit,
at this time of uncertainty and change,
to fill us with vision, energy, and faithfulness in prayer,
that we may be true to our calling
to bring new life to our community;
and guide with your heavenly wisdom
those who are to choose a new incumbent for this parish,
BENEFICE TEAM INFORMATION
Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc.
George Fenech Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-633577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Withycombe Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-632596 email: email@example.com
Sarah Lander Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 07765-881229 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Bremner Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 01984-632118 email: email@example.com
Bev Machin Reader Tel: 01984-568201 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Marsden Reader Tel: 01984-633707 email:email@example.com
Julie Pelling Reader Tel: 07973-961083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefice Website: www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com
Facebook Pages: www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton
Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:
Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email: email@example.com
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